Major security operations protect Pakistani Christians
Catholic World News - January 06, 2010
Responding to Christians’ fears that they would be the target of suicide bombing attacks, Pakistani security officials conducted major operations at Christmas to protect churchgoers, according to Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore.
“The police protection was really very good,” he said. “It wasn’t just the size of the security presence; it was the fact that there were a higher number of police commanders than usual. The whole operation was well resourced.”
Only 0.07% of the nation’s 159.6 million residents are Catholic. The United States has designated Pakistan a “country of particular concern” because of its “ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.”
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